Development Dialogues Announces November Seminar and Distinguished Faculty

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Development Dialogues announces its November conference for hospital and health care fundraising. In the aftermath of the Wall Street economic collapse, hospital and healthcare institutions are facing fundraising constraints. This seminar will provide training on health focus on how to make the "Ask" for donor gifts to the hospital and health care institution. Development Dialogues is proud to host distinguished national experts who will lead this fall conference in Chicago, IL. Please see http://www.developmentdialogues.com for conference information.

Development Dialogues announces its November conference for hospital and health care fundraising. In the aftermath of the Wall Street economic collapse, hospital and healthcare institutions are facing fundraising constraints. This seminar will provide training on health focus on how to make the "Ask" for donor gifts to the hospital and health care institution. Development Dialogues is proud to host distinguished national experts who will lead this fall conference in Chicago, IL. Please see http://www.developmentdialogues.com for conference information.

Major Gift Programs: Making the Ask for Health will be led by a team of fundraising experts: Bob Duckworth, Vice President/Executive Director of St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations in Savannah, GA; Marcy Heim, CFRE, independent consultant and former VP of UW Foundation; Terry Newmyer, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Florida Hospital Foundation in Orlando; and Steven A. Reed, President of Marketing Partners, Inc. an integrated performance improvement firm based in St. Joseph, Michigan and Orlando, will team up to bring this session. This seminar will take place at the Chicago Marriott at Medical District UIC from November 10-12, 2008.

Terry Newmyer, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Florida Hospital Foundation, stated, "Creating effective fundraising teams is all about knowing how to enlist the right people in the right situation at the right time." Terry Newmyer has applied Malcolm Gladwell's concept of the Tipping Point at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Terry will partner with Steven A. Reed, of Marketing Partners, to present both the theory and their actual experience in putting the concept to work for fundraising.

Development Dialogues is pleased to host these highly regarded experts. "This is going to be a very exciting seminar," said Melanie Vlaich Conference Coordinator. "The faculty members are outstanding professionals and have been highly successful in raising significant major gifts for health care institutions and causes. In this time of economic uncertainty and challenge, fundraising for hospitals and healthcare is crucial."

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